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April’s Fight Like A Girl Story (Endometriosis)

EndometriosisAt the age of 15, I started having a lot of pain when I would have my periods. No doctor would or could tell me what was going on until I was 20 and I had given birth to my daughter.

That’s when all my surgeons began to try and help. Well by the age of 22, my doctor said ‘How about we do a hysterectomy?’. I did and it didn’t help. I had 2 surgeries after that to remove endometriosis.

So having a hysterectomy didn’t help the problem either. Now its back to square one. Just because I no longer get periods doesn’t mean I don’t still have cramping, horrible pain, and depression.

It’s been a long hard road, but I’m being strong and fighting every step of the way!

April
Georgia
Submitted 7-7-2012

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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One comment

  1. Hi, I just saw this through my feed and had to jump. I myself suffer from endometriosis and its def not easy as you may know. I have three children now in which were all preemies. My Dr. refused to do surgery this last visit and wanted me to try a last route, so I did. I ended up trying the Mirena, I had went in for my followup and well it moved of course and they couldn’t not locate it. We ended up having to do a vagina sonogram and found it. Well long story short now I have to have surgery anyway to get this removed. I have been experiencing abdominal pain due to the mirena on top of dealing with my pain from the endometriosis. Im a personal trainer and competitor and there are many times when I cant do abs or back exercises due to the pain. My stomach swells and becomes so sensitive to the touch. I hope to get this taken care of soon.

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